236 Market Street, Suite 200 Locust NC 28097

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm
Closed on Weekends

Reviews

Read our 5-Star reviews and checkout what other parents are saying about us. Learn More

Insurance & Affordability

Our office accepts cash, checks, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans.

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Welcome to Locust Pediatric Dentistry

At Locust Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to providing infants, young children, adolescents, and those with special needs an exceptional dental experience.

Our office provides:

Safety First

Your child’s safety is our number one priority! We implement the rigorous safety and sanitary standards set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices have taken extra precautionary measures to ensure that our families are protected. To provide the safest environment we have implemented air purifiers, sneeze guards, electronic check-in processes, low aerosol protocols and much more into our office. For more information regarding our safety measures and new protocols visit our COVID-19 page.

Dental Education and Tips

Our goal as your local dentist is to provide your child with a visit that educates good oral habits, provides dental tips to enhance brushing and flossing at home, and make routine visits fun! Visit our kid’s club page to download cool activities to get started today!

Parent-Involved Appointment

Parents are not only welcome, but encouraged to be with their child throughout the entire dental appointment. This provides comfort and ease to both child and parent! We value our parents and want them to be involved.

Our team and doctors, consisting of pediatric specialists and general dentists who focus on children, go way beyond the basics to make sure each visit is safe, comfortable, informative, and fun. We specialize and are trained to work with infants, young children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Please specify the child’s needs when making an appointment so that we can provide the proper provider and treatment plan.

We are proud to serve the Locust community and surrounding areas. Our office is always ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS and look forward to meeting you soon! Call or schedule your child’s next dental appointment online!

Locust Pediatric Dentistry is a proud affiliate of the NC Pediatric Dentistry Network.

COVID-19 Update

#WeAreHereForYou

As we welcome patients back into our office, safety remains our top priority. Know that we are here for your family and will continue to implement rigorous measures to keep everyone safe. Although your appointment may look different, rest assured that you are still receiving exceptional care. To provide the safest environment we have implemented the following measures:

  • Air Purifiers
  • Face Shields
  • Sneeze Guards
  • Electronic Check-in Processes
  • Partitions

To prepare you for upcoming appointments or to learn more about our measures against COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Update page.

Most Dental Insurances Accepted

We accept and file most dental insurance plans and are in-network with the major dental insurance companies. If you do not see your dental plan listed below as an in-network provider, please do not hesitate to call. We are always interested in doing our best to work with the insurance providers that our patients carry.

Don’t see your insurance provider? Click below to view the full list of accepted insurances!*

*Insurance providers are subject to change.

Locust Pediatric Dentistry Office Tour

Serving Locust, Stanfield, Midland, Albemarle, Oakboro, Cabarrus County, Union County, and Stanley County and surrounding areas.

Meet Our Team

Our Pediatric Dentistry offices focus on dental care catered to children.

David Thome
TEO (Teeth Executive Officer), DDS
Pediatric Specialist

"Dr. Thome strives to make every child’s visit an enjoyable experience and to help them and their parents understand the essentials for building good dental health." Read Bio
David Thome DDS Biography
Matthew Zimmer
DMD
Pediatric Specialist

“You can empower a child to really take care of their teeth and overall health for the rest of their lives! Seeing kids smile and give high fives at the end of dental visits really makes my day.” Read Bio
Dr. Matthew Zimmer's Biography
Alison Slanina
DDS

General Dentist Focusing on Children

"She pays special attention to their needs, treating them with the compassion and care that each one deserves." Read Bio

Alison Slanina DDS Biography
Latonya Gordon
DDS

General Dentist

"Smiles are free...but they are worth a lot." Read Bio

Latonya Gordon DDS Biography
Kelly Krekel
DDS

Pediatric Specialist

"They sure are handy when you smile. So keep your teeth around a while!" Dr. Seuss  Read Bio

Kelly Krekel DDS Biography

Community Involvement & Announcements

Our Dental Office Believes In Staying Involved With Parents & Their Little Ones

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Locust Parent Reviews

Wonderful staff, very fun and informative. Was playing with my daughter so she would be interested in what was going to happen to her next month. They even put a note on my daughters account she does not like blue gloves, lol. Love this place and the people

Kimberly D.

Locust Parent

Our family has been part of the Anson Family & Pediatric Dentistry for 2 years. Ms. Cynthia is super sweet and patient. The staff is friendly and does there best to accommodate the times for our family to be seen at the same time. When I call to request a statement, the response time to get me the statement is within minutes. Great team and service.

Jennie L.

Locust Parent

From the front desk, to the hygienist, to the dentist, everyone was friendly, professional and helpful! The hygienist even asked about my husband for a warm, family, welcoming feeling!!

Rhonda T.

Locust Parent

Meet The Dentists

Our Pediatric Dentists and General Dentists who work with infants, children, and adolescents are kid-friendly and family-oriented!

Dental Services

Learn about Periodic Dental Exams, Cleanings and Preventative Dental Care, Emergency Dental Care, Fluoride Treatment Services and more.

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